Mick Fleetwood hopes Fleetwood Mac will find “a classy way to say goodbye”

“I hope we can do something with dignity, that will make sense for all of us.”

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Mick Fleetwood hopes Fleetwood Mac can find a “classy way to say goodbye” should the group ever disband.

Speaking to The Times yesterday (22 April), Fleetwood addressed the notion of a reunion, saying, “Strange things can happen.”

“I look at Fleetwood Mac as a huge family. Everyone plays an important role in our history, even someone like guitarist Bob Welch, who was huge and sometimes gets forgotten,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed being re-connected with Lindsey, which has been gracious and open. And both of us have been beautifully honest about who we are and how we got to where we were.”

Last month, the iconic rock group welcomed guitarist Lindsey Buckingham back to its line-up. Buckingham was initially fired over a disagreement surrounding the band’s 2018 tour.

Fleetwood also hopes the band can get back to performing live once the pandemic has calmed. “I hope we can do something with dignity, that will make sense for all of us,” he said. “And the will to go forward is there.”

“In the story of Fleetwood Mac, the last tour was not meant to be the last tour. If that became clear – and it could – I would hope to find a classy way to say goodbye. Because one thing we’ve all learnt with Fleetwood Mac is that there are no absolutes at all.”

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